Edmund Turnor

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Sir Edmund TURNOR or TURNER 1649/50-1707

Sir Edmund Turnor's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection *355)

Biographical Note

Son of Sir Christopher Turnor of Highgate, baron of the exchequer. Matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford 1666, but did not graduate; admitted at the Middle Temple 1661. Became a farmer of customs, and surveyor-general of the outports; knighted 1664. On his bookplate, he described himself as being of Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire.


Turnor used an engraved armorial bookplate dated 1702 (Franks 30015/*355). The extent and disposition of his library is not known.


  • Foster, J., Alumni Oxonienses, Oxford, 1891.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.